Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Marching band festival returns Oct. 1 to Allentown stadium

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Local News

More than 3,000 collegiate musicians will turn J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown into the World’s Biggest Halftime Show, as the Collegiate Marching Band Festival returns for its 22nd annual edition beginning noon Oct. 1.

The event is a one-of-a-kind festival in the country featuring college marching bands performing for one another, parents and enthusiasts of the marching band activity. The 2017 festival brings 20 college and university bands from throughout the mid-Atlantic region together.

Having a blast in Catasauqua

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Saturday’s community event celebrates opening of municipal complex

The official grand opening for Catasauqua’s new municipal building is scheduled for Sept. 16.

“We have quite an assortment of activities for everyone. It’s a Grand Opening Blast that will be remembered,” said Councilwoman Christine Weaver, who is spearheading the event.

In addition to the anticipated tours of the new municipal building, there will be food trucks and live music.

The downtown business group, Main Streets, is sponsoring beer and wine sales that will benefit the Historical Catasauqua Preservation Association.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.


Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.


Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Kevin Toth

Mr. Kevin Toth was reared in Nesquehoning, graduating from Panther Valley High School in 1984, where he was a member of the wrestling team. He learned the cobbler trade from his brother and became skilled in shoe repair, working in their shops in Lansford and managing the Lehighton Plaza location. When the business closed, he was employed by J.E. Morgan Knitting in Hometown.

Legislator says he will continue to be voice for ‘sensible center’

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

On Sept. 10, U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, hosted what was supposed to be a “formal announcement” concerning his intentions next year. But news of his retirement leaked out Sept. 7. Dent revealed his intentions to a few of his congressional colleagues, and they spilled the beans.

“They’re wonderful friends, but they have big mouths,” Dent joked Sunday at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Allentown.

“I just wanted to say thank you to everybody in this room,” said Dent, who apologized for interrupting one of the biggest sports weekends of the year.

A ‘beacon’ goes out

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Charlie Dent announces retirement from Congress

U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, R-15th, announced in a news release last week he is not seeking re-election in 2018. He has served nearly 27 years in state and federal legislatures.

The seven-term congressman said he has done his best in his many senior responsibilities to make a meaningful, positive impact on the Republican party to instill stability, certainty and predictability in Washington.